Friday, December 2, 2011

HGG With Melanie Dickerson GIVEAWAY!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
THE MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER


Well, today I have a giveaway for another book. This is one that intrigues me and it sounds very interesting. I love a good historical book and boy does this one sound good:) Even the name, The Merchant's Daughter, takes you back to a different time period. LOL! Anyways, this is another one that would make a good addition to a gift package. I love doing a basket with several items and a book lover basket would be awesome! At least in my opinion:) There is a giveaway below the interview but make sure to read the interview. I always find it neat to learn more about authors and what makes them who they are.

Thank you for being with us today, Melanie! How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Hi, Charity! Thanks so much for having me on your blog!
I wanted to be an author when I was in high school. I wrote two novels before graduating, and I subscribed to Writer’s Digest and The Christian Writer for years. But I stopped writing when I started college, and decided to try it again about eight and a half years ago.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
The Merchant’s Daughter is based on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. It’s set in Medieval England and is basically a love story between two very unlikely people who gradually fall in love and realize that God makes all things new. (

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I want them to feel like they have just read a sigh-worthy romance, and I want them to come away with a new appreciation for the Bible and its availability. I want them to believe that God has their best interests in mind, and that he can redeem any situation in their lives.

What are you most looking forward to this Holiday season?
I know most people consider the holidays a time of rushing around, being extra busy and stressed, but for me, I do most of my shopping online, and I don’t go to a lot of parties, so I’m looking forward to a slowness, to staying home with my family and doing some extra cooking. I love to cook.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Hmmm. I have no idea. Maybe Beth Moore, because she’s so spiritual and seems so down to earth at the same time, and … one of my writer friends that I only get to see once a year, but I couldn’t name one!

What is your most loved song for the Holidays?
I love a lot of Christmas songs, so it would be hard to pick just one. I love “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” because it sounds so Medieval, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Noel, Noel,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Deck the Halls” and I like some of the popular songs like “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland.”

Do you have a favorite hobby?
Cooking and eating!

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I’m allergic to live Christmas trees, fir and pine trees, unfortunately.

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Write a lot and read a lot. Persevere, make writing a priority, and pray hard.
Any last thoughts for your readers?
Always look for God’s direction in your life. Don’t live life randomly, live it purposefully.

And how can they connect with you?
Visit me on my website, www.melaniedickerson.com where you can check out the awesome trailers for The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter and where you can send me an email.
And friend me on Facebook, where I love to interact with readers.

Thanks for being a guest, Melanie!
Thank you, Charity!!! It’s always a pleasure to chat with you. God bless!



Readers, doesn't her book sound neat! And that book trailer really makes you wish there was a movie of the book:) Melanie has graciously offered a copy of her new book, The Merchant's Daughter for giveaway. Get your entries in below and make sure to follow directions.

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me your favorite Holiday song.
This must be done or the extra entries do not count. You MUST leave an email in at least one of your comment so I can reach you if you are the winner.

US ONLY!!


EXTRA ENTRIES!!

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or email or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day.

6.Friend Melanie on Facebook. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.
7.Follow Melanie via GFC on her blog or leave a comment on one of her blog posts. Get 3 entries for either so if you do both you get 6 entries total. Leave separate comments for them.


This giveaway will end 12/14. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

76 comments:

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Fun interview! Cooking and eating are two of my favorite hobbies, too! ;-)

I read The Healer's Apprentice and really enjoyed it! I'd love to win a copy of The Merchant's Daughter! Sounds just as good!

Favorite Holiday song? Ooh, hard one! I LOVE Christmas music! Joy to the World and White Christmas would probably be two of my top favorites, if I had to choose!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie
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A Cooking Bookworm said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

And a follower of your tweets! @CookingBookworm

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a great book, I think it's cool that it's based on Beauty and the Beast.

My favorite holiday song is The First Noel.
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Kelly Tillotson said...

my friends are BEGGING me to start reading again and be apart of their bookclubs. I stopped reading fiction once I had babies--I've just been too busy! But i think it will do me good to relax with a book a little each night.
Would love to win this, it looks like something I would be interested in.

My favorite christmas song---toughie. I love Deck the Halls and since im a kindergartener at heart: Frosty the Snowman :)
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Kelly Tillotson said...

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Connie said...

My favorite Xmas song is Silent Night. It has been since I heard it as a child and sang it in church. Thank you for a neat giveaway! :)

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Pam K. said...

It's difficult to choose one favorite Christmas song, but I'll go with "O Holy Night." There are so many beautiful hymns to choose from.
I enjoyed the interview with Melanie. I read her first book and really liked it, as did my daughter. I would love to win a copy of "The Merchant's Daughter" to give to my daughter.
Thanks for the opportunity.
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Pam K. said...

I sent Melanie a friend request on Facebook.

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I subscribed to Melanie's blog through e-mail.

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Kelly Tillotson said...

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Stem Cells said...

Melanie Dickerson is the writer of The Healer's Beginner, a Christy Prize finalist and victorious one of the Country wide Visitor's Decision Prize for Best First Publication.

mamabunny13 said...

My favorite holiday song is "Winter Wonderland".
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Kelly Tillotson said...

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junegirl said...

joy to the world

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My favorite song is Silent Night.
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Anonymous said...

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'I'm dreaming of a white christmas'

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

my favorite christmas song is "o holy night." get goosebumps every time.

i'm a twitter follower and already friends with melanie.

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Love the sond Feliz Navida, because I am spanish and grow up listening to it.



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Thank you for the chance to win a good book.

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

I entered your Novica giveaway!

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